If the sound of a tap that is constantly dripping is not enough to motivate you to get to the source of the problem and fix it then there are many other reasons why you should get that leaky faucet taken care of as soon as possible. You could save money and help to save the planet at the same time.
1. Your water bill will be cheaper
Who doesn’t like saving money? If you want to cut down on the amount of money that flies out of the door each month then why not have plumbing professional to take a look at you leaky tap. Each drip that comes out of your tap is costing you money so the time to act is now. Over time the savings that you make could be considerable.
2. You may cause permanent damage to your home
If the drain is clogged and the drip gets worse over time it is possible that this seemingly innocent dripping tap could lead to a flood in your home that could cost you a great deal of money in repairs and replacement of property. To make matters worse, it the leaky tap is identified as the problem then your insurance may not even cover the damages!
3. The noise may not bother you, but what about your guests
You may have gotten used to that constant drip sound by now, but your guests haven’t. Even when they come over for a few minutes it might be driving them mad. If you have friends over to watch the game it can be very frustrating for all involved if everyone is constantly distracted by that dripping sound.
If you have friends and family staying over, depending on the design of your home they might be sleeping on the couch next to your open concept kitchen. You probably can’t hear the kitchen tap upstairs in your bedroom, but your guests can. This is a problem that is best dealt with as soon as possible, so call your local plumber today to get it sorted as soon as possible.
4. You can give your taps a little bit of an upgrade
Have you seen commercials for those fancy faucets that allow you to activate them with just a tap? Well maybe now is the time to upgrade your faucet to bring it into the 21st century. You don’t even need to go this hi-tech if you don’t want to, although it is a good time to upgrade to a new design if you like. Just remember to keep the overall look of your kitchen in mind when you’re shopping for a new tap.
5. It’s probably an easy fix for a plumber
Most of the time a leaky tap can be fixed in no time by the right plumber. Many leaky faucets just need new seats and springs, and replacing them is a pretty simple job. You may need specific parts depending on the design and manufacturer of the faucet. Your plumber will be able to help you with that.
6. You’ll be doing something good for the environment
Saving water is about much more than just reducing your monthly bills (but that is a big part of it). You will also be helping to save the planet one drip at a time. If you are committed to using less water then there are a lot of other plumbing solutions that you can implement that will help to significantly cut down on your water usage.